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The Wii U Pre-Order Thread - $349.99/$299.99 - 11/18/12


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#6001 dragonjud

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:05 PM

Just got off the phone with my local Target. The person I talked to wasn't sure if they were getting systems in, despite the fact that I purchased a pre-order card from them. They've been super confused about the whole thing every time I've spoken with them, which is pretty worrisome. Guess I'll be calling again Saturday and then lining up early Sunday just in case!



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#6002 goomba478

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

I tried pre-ordering way back when the Wii U was first announced at E3 and Gamestop said it was too early to pre-order, but I somehow missed the initial Gamestop pre-order signup. I'm now on their "waiting list", I tried ordering from the K-Mart link and I'm even signing up for the Sam's Club membership, but I'm still not sure I'll get one on launch day. I know that it's not truly the end of the world, but I do wish these stores had more surefire ways to guarantee one at launch. For now I'll just have to cross my fingers. Good luck everyone and to those of you with guaranteed preorders, congrats =).

#6003 bigant262

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:11 PM

Where are you at? I preordered from TRU and haven't gotten an email yet.


Reason for that is your supposed to scan the pre orders into a certain area, then people will get their email. If you don't scan them in, no email. So if you don't get an email, just call your store Saturday and make sure they got in their shipment. We just got ours today.

#6004 KratosGOW2525

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

I tried pre-ordering way back when the Wii U was first announced at E3 and Gamestop said it was too early to pre-order, but I somehow missed the initial Gamestop pre-order signup. I'm now on their "waiting list", I tried ordering from the K-Mart link and I'm even signing up for the Sam's Club membership, but I'm still not sure I'll get one on launch day. I know that it's not truly the end of the world, but I do wish these stores had more surefire ways to guarantee one at launch. For now I'll just have to cross my fingers. Good luck everyone and to those of you with guaranteed preorders, congrats =).


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Good luck my friend. Also, be sure to check your local retail stores. I could not find a pre-order ANYWHERE, and I just happend to walk into Target about two weeks ago, and behold, a single pre-order card left for grabs.

#6005 Esmith08

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:17 PM

I filled out everything, hit submit order, and it just went back to a standard search engine. No confirmation email or $1.00 charge to my account. I guess this just proves some sketchiness.

#6006 OrigamiDrill

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:30 PM

Stop being silly please!
Show up with your pre-order card on Sunday, end of story (preferably at opening).


Sound advice! I suppose my biggest concern is that, based on their general lack of knowledge about whether they're getting the system (though of course they are), they may just give it out on a first-come, first-serve basis.

I'm what you call paranoid.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:35 PM

Target (online) has a basic set bundled with Super Mario Bros. U for $359.99. Still available as of now. http://www.target.co...um_1_4&term=wii u

#6008 GRAYFIREFOX

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

Flippers are going crazy on Amazon...

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#6009 henry00x

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:43 PM

paid off the little i had left on my GS preorder today, guy told me they hadnt gotten their shipment yet but should get them tomorrow and they would definitely have them for Sunday

weird how close to launch and they didnt even have their shipment yet

#6010 gkrykewy

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

Flippers are going crazy on Amazon...

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What's crazy about that?

#6011 TimboSliceGB

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:52 PM

What's crazy about that?


crazy that some idiots will pay that much for a video game system

#6012 Deader2818

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

crazy that some idiots will pay that much for a video game system


Hey man. Thats not even retail for PS3 at launch!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:54 PM

Target (online) has a basic set bundled with Super Mario Bros. U for $359.99. Still available as of now. http://www.target.co...um_1_4&term=wii u


Just ordered one. Total was $366.75 after tax, Red Card discount and a $5 off online promo. Not bad with delivery date between 11/21-11/27 with free shipping. Was able to get a reservation card earlier but I regret not picking up more than one since I have several relatives that also want a system. At least this will be 1 down and several to go.

#6014 TimboSliceGB

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:57 PM

Hey man. Thats not even retail for PS3 at launch!


lol that was not the point. im sorry but i don't need a system that much to pay close to 200 more for it maybe if i was a movie star yeah

#6015 Bivensra

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Stopped into WM this evening to make a payment on system. I was told they are getting in (have) 40 systems w/ 32 pre orders. I was told that I can sleep in instead of dealing w/ midnight opening b/c 32 will stay in back and remaining 8 will go to floor. Pre orderers will pick up from layaway desk.

#6016 akokonas

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:08 AM

Just ordered one. Total was $366.75 after tax, Red Card discount and a $5 off online promo. Not bad with delivery date between 11/21-11/27 with free shipping. Was able to get a reservation card earlier but I regret not picking up more than one since I have several relatives that also want a system. At least this will be 1 down and several to go.


whats the 5 dollar off promo

#6017 K1NG J0RDAN

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

I wish my Best Buy was having a midnight launch.. Sunday morning is gonna be awesome! The feeling of unboxing a new system and hooking it up for the first time is priceless. Deluxe Wii U, and NSMBU and Zombi U should be my games along with a Wiimote and nunchuch. Any other good games to get?
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#6018 azngtlman

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

whats the 5 dollar off promo


Don't think I can link it here, but google $5 off $50 Target and you'll find it.

#6019 TimboSliceGB

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

i just called my kmart to see i they would have any wii u's and was told they had no clue kmart website even was doing orders they were never told kmart stores would get any. (store manager told me that)

#6020 Nintendonly

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:25 AM

Don't think I can link it here


Any particular reason why?

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:3ds:- Sonic Battle (GBA), :psp:- Nothing
:ps3:- Nothing, atari_jaguar.png- Nothing, Pippin01.gif- Nothing
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#6021 Tiako

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

http://slickdeals.ne...50&d=1353017435

#6022 TimboSliceGB

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

if kmart got systems i think it's a good sign that that nintendo guy saying wii u will be mroe easy to find then wii might be true. Kmart would be the last store i would think would get decent amount of systems to have a preorder on their website.

#6023 Nintendonly

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:31 AM

http://slickdeals.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1534250&d=1353017435


What I get from this no longer broken link is that some schmuck over at Slickdeals nabbed a bunch of those cards, hoping to sucker in some people into buying them.

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#6024 Deader2818

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:33 AM

if kmart got systems i think it's a good sign that that nintendo guy saying wii u will be mroe easy to find then wii might be true. Kmart would be the last store i would think would get decent amount of systems to have a preorder on their website.


That or, you know, with Amazon not selling the system, thats more systems to go around for other stores.

#6025 Drclaw411

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Interesting from my gamestop...

I just called and flat out asked: "Do you have enough of the Wii U Deluxe console to cover your pre-orders?"

Clerk on the phone: "When did you order it?"

Me: "First day of pre-orders. I paid it off yesterday."

Clerk on phone: "If it's ordered and not paid off, you'll most likely get one. If it's paid off, you'll 100% for sure get one. Especially since you ordered it the first day. You'll get one."


...not sure how I feel about that, especially since I can't pick it up until after I get off work, which will be around 5 by the time i get there.
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#6026 charlescheese

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

Sears Holdings owns both Sears and KMart. Sears Holdings bought KMart when it was nearly bankrupt. SHLD is the stock ticker, and KMart doesn't exist on the stock market as an entity anymore. Eddie Lampert is the CEO of SHLD, and they mainly bought KMart for their real estate. They've closed a lot of KMarts, and will probably close a lot more.

Actually, Sears bought K-Mart, but K-Mart became the controlling power.



#6027 thegamer

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:38 AM

Anyone get any info from Best Buy? I preordered in store during the first couple days of kiosk preodering, went in today to verify stock and to see how they were going to handle preorders and they said that they had not gotten their shipment in yet. Once they come in, they notify people through a phone call or email. Does that seem right? Of course, no one was in gaming and I was told this by a rep at customer service.

#6028 Confidance

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:38 AM

Interesting from my gamestop...

I just called and flat out asked: "Do you have enough of the Wii U Deluxe console to cover your pre-orders?"

Clerk on the phone: "When did you order it?"

Me: "First day of pre-orders. I paid it off yesterday."

Clerk on phone: "If it's ordered and not paid off, you'll most likely get one. If it's paid off, you'll 100% for sure get one. Especially since you ordered it the first day. You'll get one."


...not sure how I feel about that, especially since I can't pick it up until after I get off work, which will be around 5 by the time i get there.


If you preordered... You have until Tuesday. That's what I called and told all of my preorder customers. 48 hr hold guarantee on preorders.

#6029 Drclaw411

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

If you preordered... You have until Tuesday. That's what I called and told all of my preorder customers. 48 hr hold guarantee on preorders.


I'm not worried about walk-ins. I'm worried about not having enough to cover all pre-orders. A friend of mine used to work at another GS store. I wish he still did, I'd have him call the one I pre-ordered at and try to get a freaking straight answer on if they have enough deluxe consoles to cover their preorders.
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#6030 chopper731

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:45 AM

I ordered 1 of the bundles from Target with Super Mario Bros. I already have a preorder from gamestop.com and bestbuy.com as in store pick up but have little faith those will actually pan out. Now I've got this... hopefully 1 of the 3 will come through and I can just return/sell the others.